When you're roof needs some repairs or even a full replacement, you need to know that you can trust the people you hire for the job. Of course, you'll check their background and experience. But what about the work itself?
Here are some good questions to ask your roofing contractor about the work on your roof before they begin.
1. How will you dispose of the waste from the job?
Most roofing contractors will have a dumpster on site to dispose of waste materials from your roof construction. But check first so you know what to expect in terms of dumpster placement. And ensure you enquire about dumpster drop-off time and pick-up time.
2. Who can I communicate with before and during the construction?
You may want to ask questions before and during the construction of your roof. So before work begins, find out who you can talk to onsite regarding your roof and its construction.
3. Will you take steps to protect my landscaping and driveway?
During roof construction, waste materials and other objects might fall from your roof. As such, your landscaping and driveway should have some form of protection.
4. How will you protect the project in bad weather?
Since your roof is going to be open to the elements during the construction of your roof, find out how your roofing contractor will protect your roof should bad weather strike.
5. Will you inspect my attic for leaks and evidence of poor ventilation?
Having your roofer inspect your attic is better than doing an inspection yourself. Check with your roofer to see if they'll also inspect your attic for leaks or signs of poor ventilation. They can then advise you on what you can do to improve the situation.
6. What is the experience level of the crew performing the work?
Asking this question will ensure that you can trust the crew working on your roof. Ask about the former experience of the crew working on your roof.
7. Will you provide written warranties for the work and materials used?
A good roofing contractor will be able to give you written warranties for their work and their materials. With warranties, you won't be able to call on free repairs or replacements should your roof suffer damage in future.
These are some of the most important questions to ask about the work to be carried out on your roof. Once you have the answers to these questions, you can relax a little, knowing that you can trust your roofing contractor.